When Men Cry

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

19 March 1965

Runtime

19 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Kdy brečí muži

Czech title

Kdy brečí muži

English title

When Men Cry

Synopsis

Eleven-year old Olda has had an accident on his bicycle and the ambulance is taking him to the hospital with head injuries. Before he is taken to the operating theatre where they will sew up the wound, the boy rests on the stretcher in the casualty ward. Olda is certain he will go home as soon as the operation is over and is disappointed when his mother telephones the nurse. He doesn't want to cause her needless trouble as she is anyway bringing him up as a single parent. When they clean his wound, he takes the pain with clenched teeth, especially as a girl lying in the bed next to him watches him keenly. His mother comes to the hospital and the boy gives her the shopping, which he unfailingly got for her. In the operating theatre, Olda is brave again. Only later, alone behind a curtain at the casualty ward, can he finally relieve his feelings and let the big child's tears roll freely down his cheeks.

Cast

Ivo Pelant

Olda Teper

Jiřina Jirásková

Marie Teperová, Oldova maminka

Božena Böhmová

zdravotní sestra

MUDr. Aleš Ondrouch

lékař

Zuzana Pomezná

Jana, holčička na ambulanci

Milan Golecký

řidič sanitky

Gustav Hrdlička

zřízenec v sanitce

Václav Luks

zřízenec na ambulanci

Zuzana Schnöblingová

sálová sestra

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Hraběta, Jiřina Brandejsová

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Screenplay

Jan Procházka

Shooting Script

Jan Valášek

Director of Photography

Josef Vaniš

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Camera Operator

Bohumil Vodička

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák, Pravoň Lomoz, Václav Pošta

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jaroslav Kučera

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Ulrich, Hubert Novotný, Pavel Krůta

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Production info

Original Title

Kdy brečí muži

Czech Title

Kdy brečí muži

English Title

When Men Cry

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 5 April 1963
technical Screenplay approved 16 July 1964
start of filming 5 August 1964
end of filming 26 August 1964
projection approval 8 December 1964

Premiere

premiere 19 March 1965 /suitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

19 min

Original length in metres

550 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech